Friday, December 30, 2016

The 2017 Resolutions



It's time to say goodbye to another year!  2016 really flew by -- there are so many events that stand out as "recent" in my mind, but upon review, have happened quite a while ago.  I can't believe it's going to be a 2017 in a little over a day!

The end of an old year means resolutions for the new.  How did you do on your resolutions last year?  I know that I made a few goals (pushing my fitness more, expanding the blog) and didn't quite meet some of the others.  I intend to do a lot better in 2017!

1.  BE A PERSON OF GOODWILL & KINDNESS.

If 2016 taught me anything, it was the need for more kindness, empathy, and compassion.  It is easy to be unkind or negative in the face of adversity.  When placed in an environment of takers and selfishness, I'm guilty of reflecting that behavior.  In doing so, I actively contribute to the problem.  I will practice more kindness, more courtesy, and be better, towards both others and myself.

2. NURTURE GOOD ROOTS.

I know good people and I need to appreciate them more, especially family old and new.  I will be more present for those in my life who take care, who nurture, and mean the best for others.  This means calling home more often and checking in with people. 

3. TICK OFF THESE GOALS.

This is the year I need to get my paper out, do my original proposal exams, write my thesis, job hunt, and get my driver's license.  I know resolutions are lifestyle changes, but these are things that absolutely need to get done. 

4. NOURISH FOR HEALTH & STRENGTH.

I will continue making progress on my fitness goals.  This means healthier eating and consistency with exercise as well as spending more time outside.  As I seem to say constantly here, "Health is wealth."  I will finish up my annual checkups this coming January and take further steps to care for my emotional health (an important, if not always visible faction of wellness).

5. SAY YES.

This year, I will say YES more often.  I will do what scares me in order to grow.  I am guilty of being too afraid to fail to try new things which is a recipe for pushing away potential opportunities.  Instead of finding reasons why I "can't," I will pursue "how" to make my goals a reality and step outside my little box of comfort. 

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!  I'll be spending mine with family.  See you all in 2017!

8 comments :

  1. I love how simple some of these are, I definitely want to start saying 'yes' to more things too. Happy New Year! :)

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  2. Happy New Year, Alyse! Yes to saying 'yes' to more things ;) x

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  3. #1 and #2 are just so lovely. also, turn down for what? opportunities rarely came twice nowadays! good luck with everything, alyse! <3

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  4. Happy New year, love! I wish you all the best with your resolutions. I love how you made them quite different from normal ones. Saying "yes" more is something I've been trying to do in 2016 and it opened up so many great opportunities for me. It's all worth it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  5. Happy new year Alyse! I love how your goals are centered on positivity and kindness. I agree with focusing on staying healthy, we shouldn't take our health for granted :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle


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  6. Oh heck YES! I am all for these resolutions. I think it's nice to make resolutions more of a 'to-do list' then just a lifestyle-intervention. Though, basically it's the same because you're changing your life by pursueing the things on your list! :D

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  7. #1 is actually great. I think it's something I'm going to strive for this year as well.

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